Patricia M. Lowrie Diversity Leadership Scholarship

Nomination Period Opens: September 2, 2020
Nomination Deadline: October 15, 2020


About the Scholarship

The Patricia M Lowrie Diversity Leadership Scholarship recognizes veterinary students who have demonstrated exemplary promise as future leaders and have made significant contributions to enhancing diversity and inclusion in academic veterinary medicine.

These scholarships honor the individuals who have been consistent champions of addressing inequities and underrepresentation in the veterinary profession; have advocated for social justice; and, who have advanced valuing diversity and inclusion at AAVMC Member Institutions.  Scholarships will be awarded on a biennial basis.  Each scholarship will be awarded a one-time payment in the amount of $6,000.



Veterinary students must:

  • Be a current second, third or fourth year student in good academic and professional standing at an AAVMC Member Institution (accredited school or college of veterinary medicine);  
  • Have a demonstrated record of contributing to enhancing diversity and inclusion through course projects, co-curricular activities, outreach, domestic and community engagement, research, and/or developed an early reputation for influencing others to be inclusive.
  • Be nominated by their institution. 


Nomination Submission Process

Each AAVMC Institutional Member may nominate one (1) eligible student for the Lowrie Diversity Scholarship. The following materials must be submitted for a nomination to be considered:

  1. A letter of nomination from the Dean of the school or college. 
  2. A personal statement from the nominee about their diversity efforts and how they intend to continue promoting diversity in veterinary medicine after veterinary school. Essay should not exceed three, type-written, double spaced pages.
  3. A copy of the student’s resume or curriculum vitae.
  4. A current copy of the student’s unofficial transcript.


Scholarship nominations will be primarily evaluated on the documentation of a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity in academic veterinary medicine through contributions that may be felt in any area--college, local area or region, state and/or national arenas.  Consideration will also be given to academic achievement and the student’s broader community service record.   Institutions should submit all documentation to the AAVMC Diversity Committee by October 15, 2020.  Only complete nomination packets will be considered.  Institutions may nominate no more than three students for this award


AAVMC Diversity Committee

C/O Lisa Greenhill

655 K Street, NW

Suite 725

Washington, DC 20001 


The Award

Recipients of the scholarship will be invited to attend and receive their awards at the Iverson Bell Symposium held in Washington, DC, March 5 - 7, 2021.  Student travel and lodging to the meeting will be covered as a part of the scholarship award. The recipient will be notified in December.


For more information please contact, 
Dr. Lisa Greenhill 
202-371-9195 x147